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Meet your board member: Juan P. Juliá Blanch
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I'm president of Axel Hotels and have been an IGLTA member since 2003. I considered getting more involved with IGLTA late last year because I'm based in Barcelona, and I thought I could be of help on the board for the development, coordination and planning of the next annual global convention in Madrid 2014. After being appointed to the board this year, I began working closely with other board members and staff on assigned committees and task forces, including convention education.
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Welcome new members!
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Please welcome the businesses that joined IGLTA in October: The New York Palace, Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa, Cruise Planners - Don Fuchs Jr. CTC and Steve Haunschild, Recife Convention & Visitors Bureau, Las Piedras VIP Lodging, Mansion Escape, Hotel Gaythering, SoCal Social Club, First Wave Media cc, Xixim Unique Mayan Hotel, Lino Apartments, JW Marriott Bogota.
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LGBT tourists spend more on travel
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The Gay Tourism Expo was held in Bergamo, Italy, this year. The most interesting figure emerged from this edition? Gay tourism generates a turnover of €2.5 billion ($3.44 billion) per year. This unbelievable conclusion was the result of the first study on the Italian segment carried out by GfKEurisko and presented during the exhibition.
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FAA will allow passengers to use gadgets during take-off and landing
Good Morning America
The days of hearing "Please turn off all your electronic devices" on the loudspeaker before airlines' take-offs and landings are coming to an end.
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Same-sex marriage legalization in 1 Australian district may be short-lived
The Christian Science Monitor
The federal government is challenging a bill in Australian Capital Territory that legalizes same-sex marriage, contending that it violates the federal Marriage Act.
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Ecotourism rules in 2013
By Archita Datta Majumdar
Travel trends for the first half of 2013 combined with a comprehensive report for 2012 show a marked increase in interest as well as choice for ecotourism. As awareness and concern for the environment grows, it is only natural that man will try to devise ideas that will only protect the planet better. The wanderlust that has been responsible for breaking down barriers and making the world more accessible for all is now being combined to spread the good word — that it is possible to both enjoy and protect nature at the same time.
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Cancun gets on board with pink tourism
Mexico News Network via YouTube
Recently, a working agreement was signed between the Cancun's Conventions and Visitors Bureau and International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association to promote and increase pink tourism in the destination.
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Emboldened, gay marriage activists eye 50 states
USA Today
The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act in June opened the door to an explosion of activity by gay marriage proponents. Today, they are waging their campaign on several fronts: filing lawsuits, encouraging public officials to defy state bans on gay marriage, and stepping up a push for state legislation.
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Stockholm to host annual 'Pink Christmas' LGBT campaign
The Huffington Post
Stockholm, Sweden, is slated to play host to its annual Pink Christmas campaign again this year, an event that caters to and celebrates members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
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In the backwoods of Lost River, a gay retreat
The New York Times
The beauty of Lost River — beyond its rolling green hills and picturesque grain silos and clear streams snaking through West Virginia's hardwood forests — is its surprising cosmopolitanism.
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